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What Do Testers Do When There’s Nothing to Test?

The “off-season” isn’t something you normally hear about in software development and testing. Beach towns, professional sports, and academia all have natural breaks built into their schedules. But testers and developers work all year-round.

At the macro level, there is no “off-season” for our industry.

But as individual testers, we all have downtime, whether we’re talking about […]

September 18th, 2017|Blog, Funstuff|0 Comments

What Kangaroo Collisions Can Teach Us about Software Testing

Swedish auto manufacturer, Volvo, has an ambitious goal of reducing accident-related fatalities to 0% by 2020. And central to this mission is the company’s line of self-driving cars. Volvo is already well on its way thanks to on-board detection systems that can help cars automatically avoid moose, deer, and other large game.

But the vehicle manufacturer […]

August 14th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Testuff Test Management New Intro Video

Introducing Testuff
Testuff test management tool, is evolving so fast, that our intro video became out-of-date. So, we created a new one… A short, and cool, presentation of our test management tool, briefly showing the main benefits. Take a look, then give it a try. It’s free.

The Testuff Team

July 26th, 2017|Blog, General, Videos|Comments Off on Testuff Test Management New Intro Video

When Developers Don’t Care about the Software Defects We Find

In theory, we’re all supposed to be on the same page. In the quest to deliver stable builds that excite end-users:

Software testers are in charge of finding and reporting bugs.
Software developers are responsible for fixing those bugs.

It all sounds pretty straightforward.

But the reality is often very different.

There are times when developers don’t devote as […]

July 6th, 2017|Blog, Development|0 Comments

Can Artificial Super Intelligence Test Software Better Than Humans Can?

We’ve discussed the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) extensively in the past, with posts about:

Amazing multi-world games like No Man’s Sky.
Self-creating websites through platforms like Grid.io.

Technological breakthroughs like these potentially put software testers and developers at risk. We could become irrelevant in a world where machines can do all the heavy lifting.

But as covered in […]

June 19th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

What If Every Software Tester Went on Strike?

We recently came across an interesting article touting the benefits of higher education. And we couldn’t be more supportive of this idea. Knowledge is power.
The writer went on and made a distinction between university graduates and those who only finish the same courses but in a college. Specifically he referred to computer sciences and engineering.

We’re […]

June 4th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

Software Testing Books for The Lazy Newbie

If you were to survey the bookshelves of software testers around the globe, you’d likely see all kinds of QA-related manuals, tutorials, and dictionaries.

But here’s the thing.

No two bookshelves will ever be exactly the same. After all, each one of us has different tastes and needs. Plus, there’s a lot of turnover since […]

May 14th, 2017|Blog, Education|0 Comments

The Most Annoying Defect for Software Developers to Fix

At Testuff, we talk a lot about finding defects. But what about fixing those bugs after you’ve found them?

If you regularly follow this blog, you already know how we feel about this topic:

“Fixing” defects is the developer’s job (exclusively).
“Finding” bugs is the tester’s job (exclusively).

And it’s best if these 2 hemispheres are kept separate.

But does […]

May 7th, 2017|Blog, Development|1 Comment

How to Succeed As a Freelance Software Tester

Last time, we wrote an article that covered some of the difficulties teams face when hiring outsourced talent – and how best to address those challenges. In this post, we’d like to cover the same topic again. But this time, we’ll shift our focus to the freelancer’s perspective.

As a software tester for hire, what steps […]

April 21st, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

How to Work with an Outsourced Freelance Tester

Hiring an external freelance tester is one of those options in today’s workforce landscape that some see as a necessary evil, others as a great benefit, but that nearly every software QA team eventually faces:

Sometimes you need a few extra hands on deck for a short term.
Other times, you want access to outside expertise.
And you’re […]

April 11th, 2017|Blog, Testing|0 Comments
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